Family holidays should be all about relaxing together. This holiday has been designed for families who want to slow down and take it easy in the sun shine, but avoiding the package resorts. We have chosen our favourite boutique accommodation for a year round holiday on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast.
Tailor-made 8 days
'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).
Flights are typically an additional $252 per person economy class from London
…We were really happy with the service we got from Tourdust which can be best described as friendly, efficient and expert.....
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Morocco makes the perfect base for a relaxed family beach holiday with mile upon mile of sandy beaches and year round sunshine. Around the ancient fortified City of Essaouira there are several gorgeous boutique small independent family friendly beach hotels. Here families get the best of both worlds, where those seeking relaxation can indulge around the pool, walled gardens and spas whilst their more active family members can head out surfing, body boarding, camel trekking or exploring the ramparts, fish restaurants and souks of Essaouira.
With direct flights to Essaouira with Easyjet (from Luton), it is only a short 20 minute transfer to the small laid back beach side village of Sidi Kaouki and the boutique Rebali Riads. Don’t expect Kids Clubs and all inclusive options, like most properties in this area, Rebali is a child-friendly boutique hotel rather than a dedicated family resort. There is a tennis court, two swimming pools, including one shallow kids’ pool and three private pools for upgraded villas. Rebali is barely a minute’s walk from the huge Atlantic beach and the handful of small local restaurants and each villa comes with a huge modern kitchen and the hotel serves meals to your private terrace or pool-side. There is a fantastic surf school in the village and it is easy to arrange camel treks on the beach.
We have extensive knowledge of Morocco and our team have stayed at many of these resorts with our children in tow. The Atlantic Beaches can be rough (although usually less so in the summer months) and are best for older kids and confident swimmers – so a resort with a good pool is a must. Our advertised from lead in price is based on Rebali Riads, one of our favourite options, but depending on your own preferences and availability, there are several fantastic alternatives ranging from larger resorts to boutique hotels (see accommodation tab above). Please call us on (UK) 0203 291 2907 and we will be delighted discuss the best options for your family.
Quote is based on return transfers from Essaouira Airport and seven nights at a 2 bedroom villa at Rebali Riads in Sidi Kaouki.
We also offer the option to swap a couple of nights of your week’s stay for an incredible stay in a boutique riad (traditional house) in the old town of Essaouira or Marrakech where you’ll be able to explore the winding souks and heady atmosphere of old Morocco before retreating to the sensory delight of a traditional Berber riad complete with roof terrace and central courtyard. Please ask us for a quote.
Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.
Marrakech offers the widest variety of direct International flights from the UK, but is a 3-4 hour drive from the Coast. Marrakech offers direct flights from London (Gatwick, Luton, Stansted), Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham.
Easyjet have introduced a twice weekly service from London Luton to Essaouira (Mondays and Fridays) which is an excellent option to save on transfer times and costs in Morocco.
Easyjet, Monarch and Thompson fly direct to Agadir further South on the Moroccan Coast.
Price quoted includes 7 nights peak season (covers school holidays) Bed and Breakfast in a two bedroom villa at Rebali Riads with private transfers from Essaouira Airport. If you are flying in to Marrakech, transfers cost an extra £80 each way.
We can organise a hire car, surf lessons in Sidi Kaouki through our partner surf school and camel treks along the Atlantic Coast. Please get in touch for a quote.
We recommend considering spending 2 nights of your stay amid the exotic atmosphere of Essaouira or Marrakech’s old walled Medina’s. Please let us know if you would like us to quote for this option.
This holiday is possible any time of year, with sunshine year round. Temperatures are highest from May to September, but still very comfortable with the hot temperatures inland well regulated by the Atlantic and the sea breeze. The winter still sees plenty of sunshine but temperatures are usually between the high teens and mid 20s (Celsius) with occasional but relatively rare overcast or stormy spells. During the summer holidays and May half term expect perfect sunny beach weather. In April holidays and October half term it is usually still very warm and sunny during the day, but cooler at nights. Christmas and February are good bets for winter sun, but expect to need to wrap up at night and be a little chilly if in the breeze and out of the sunshine.
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We would very much like to give our feedback regarding our trip to Morocco because it was absolutely fantastic. From start to finish there was nothing to fault, Mustafa our guide in the mountains was great - discrete when necessary but delightfully eloquent and informed about a wide variety of subjects. The food in the mountains was superb ( though the toilet facilities in the gites d'etape left a lot to be desired!!) The guest house Dar Adrar was beautiful with amazing views. The riad in Marrakesh was lovely and such a welcome respite after the hectic souks.....and as for the surfing.....it was fab!!!! Mohammed our instructor was patient and so super cool....a real gem and great with our children.
All in all it was wonderful and we were all sad to leave. We will definitely consider using Tourdust again and wont hesitate to recommend you to our friends.
trevor lane reviewing Two Week Family Trek & Surf Holiday on 20 November 2014
An amazing holiday - thank you.
Trekking was excellent, Mustapha, our guide, was lovely, and food was delicious. Hotel in Imlil was also great. But litter on the mountains was upsetting.
Marrakesh is incredible. Riad (Dar Vedra) was lovely, although we were a bit unsure whether we could ask for drinks etc. The owner was away and I'm not sure the staff were as attentive as usual - or maybe we'd just been spoilt in the mountains.
Surfing was fun. We just did two mornings, but this was fine. We visited Essaouira one afternoon and went on a camel ride the other. Really liked the accommodation at Windy Kaouki. But would have been good to know that there was no cashpoint in Sidi Kaouki.
Brilliant holiday - thanks again.
Rachel Camina reviewing Two Week Family Trek & Surf Holiday on 22 August 2014
This was the first time in years I could a) afford a holiday, b) take a break from other commitments and c) spend a full week (instead of the odd Saturday afternoon) with my kids. For that reason this holiday HAD to be right. So I was careful to shop around. I spoke to several companies that all had euphoric smiling families on their websites but when I spoke to Tourdust it was immediately apparent that they had both on-the-ground experience and a genuine enthusiasm for the destination.
Tourdust did what a travel company are supposed to do – added value; I simply gave them the challenge (two hard to please teenagers, one adventurous and active, the other not so) and they put together a perfect package (e.g. a challenging but short 2 day trek, a mule for back up for the girl who has only ever exercised her finger tips). The week seemed like a month. Holidays usually require so much effort on working out what to do next, how to get from A to B, how NOT to be ripped off etc, but on this holiday all of this stress was lifted. Each time we were transferred from one location to the next it involved no more effort than throwing our things into bags and handing them to an obliging driver. All my attention and energy was therefore spent on enjoying the holiday and most of all watching the kids not just enjoy themselves but surprise me by walking (actually running!) up a mountain and not complaining, sleeping in “basic” accommodation (3 walls and not much more) and telling me it was the most enjoyable night of all, making an effort to understand a culture and see their prejudices disappear, build their confidence in a new language and taste new foods – still can’t believe they both ordered and ate a camel burger!
Thank you Tourdust for delivering the best holiday I’ve ever had and a shared experience with my kids that will be the talking point for many years to come. I only have one outstanding request from Tourdust – where are you taking us next year!
Rebecca can you please make sure that our gratitude to Yousseff is communicated; I appreciate that his job is far from easy – balancing being informative whilst allowing us privacy, encouraging us to take on the challenge but ensuring our safety and comfort. He did a thoroughly professional job – constantly attentive to our needs and providing us with a wealth of knowledge about the locality that made the trek a much richer experience than it would have been. To my delight my kids were very interested in Morocco’s culture and religion and they quizzed Yousseff extensively. He was very generous in sharing his own perspective despite some of the questions being a little undiplomatic. His pride of Morocco and especially of the local area challenged our western materialistic perception of what is of value and this was the best souvenir we took home with us.
Also could you make sure to thank the manager (Tino?) of Windy Kaouki for going out of his way to provide an alternative WiFi network connection after the usual one failed. I cannot over state how important this was to me; if I could not have responded to the support call on that Thursday evening I may have lost a major contract I’ve held for 12 years. So please pass on my thanks to him.
My kids and I came up with a few suggestions that we think would have made the trip more enjoyable:
1. If the drivers could speak English it would have added to the experience – we were lucky enough to have Yousseff with us on the trip from the Atlas Mountains to Marakech and it would have been nice to have someone speaking English on all journeys to answer all our questions about the surroundings.
2. I would advise anyone staying in small places like Sidi Kauoki not to eat in any of the small local establishments but to stick with the hotel; my son got very sick from a burger in a sea front Café.
3. Quad biking would have been great if it had been included
4. €20 for a 10 minute trip from Beldi Country Club to the airport is extortionate
Finally Rebecca, thank you for taking on the responsibility of organising my holiday. Your commitment and attention to detail was no less than what I imagine you’d dedicate to your own holiday plans.
john thompson reviewing Morocco Family Adventure: Marrakech, Trek & Surf on 22 August 2014
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